This begins what I hope will be a discussion blog on all things related to the visual arts. I would like to begin this first blog by introducing myself, describing some of my background, and briefly explaining my work. I am an artist and an educator living in the Midwest. I have taught art courses at two different colleges and have exhibited nationally. I have also participated in several community development fundraising visual arts projects. These experiences have influenced my perceptions of art in American culture, and have enriched my own artistic endeavors. I strongly believe the visual arts are a tool for communication.
The idea of art as a tool for communication is a topic on which I have much to say, and I'm sure this will develop into a reoccurring theme. My art making is partially based on this idea and is meant to help communicate my memories of places I have been, and events I have experienced. The above image is an example of one of my recent works. It is titled "Church...going." Please feel free to comment or ask questions about it. This week I will be attending an Edvard Munch exhibition and I will be critiquing this show next week. More examples of my work can be found at www.peterklubek.com